In this week's episode of ETI's Broadband Bunch podcast, the CEO of Medina County Fiber Network David Corrado talks how fiber has been an interesting economic development driver in the region. He also talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting his community, as well as what impact it will have on the need for fiber broadband in municipalities across the country.
"Medina County Fiber Network was designed from an economic development perspective," he said on the show. "They found 15, 20 years ago, companies as they were growing, did not have the telecommunications infrastructure that was needed in order to keep their company in Medina County. So the fiber railroad, as we call it, was laid, which means that we basically provide the transport for 13 carriers today that are connected into our network, and we sell their internet voice products, data center services, et cetera. So we do not private label and resell wholesale type internet. We are actually bringing you directly, the carriers, into the area from where they were previously located, and then giving them a better railroad track, in order to run their trains on."
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